Cryptic Clues

Posted by: Pandora

Cryptic Clues - 11/15/12 07:48 PM

For those of you who need instructions for cryptic crossword clues, check out this page .

These have all been created by a variety of well-known constructors. There may be one or two that we might question, but they're still fun. Please explain all answers.

-1. Panel of judges in court case taking roll (8)
-2. Some comedy better left unfinished (6)
-3. Quoted saw from a speaker (5)
-4. Skim through English edition put into distribution (5-4)
-5. He can help your mind grow, taking showers? (5,7)
-6. Survey noise of birds from northern Europe (12)
-7. Ink pad manufactured in Shanghai (6)
-8. Beach bum more likely to get bad grade (6)
-9. North African driver fighting to enter vehicle (8)
-10. Sinful man has lit out (6)
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/15/12 08:27 PM


2. Some comedy better left unfinished (6)

improv - some comedy

improv(ed) - better left unfinished

wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/15/12 08:53 PM

1: TRI bun AL (bun = roll)

3: cited = quoted; sounds like sighted
Posted by: Koala

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/15/12 09:17 PM

7. Ink pad manufactured in Shanghai (6)

Ink pad = Kidnap
manufactured (anag. ind.)
Shanghai = Kidnap (dir)

grin
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/15/12 09:50 PM

4. speed-read smile

sp(eed)read
English=e
edition=ed
distribution=spread
put into is container indicator
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/15/12 10:15 PM

Oops, didn't refresh again!
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/15/12 10:22 PM

All perfect solves! wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/15/12 10:28 PM

5. brain surgeon grin

grow = burgeon
showers = rains
Posted by: Johnny K

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/15/12 11:13 PM

8. Beach bum more likely to get bad grade (6)
beach bum = SURFER
more likely = SURER
to get = container ind.
bad grade = F

10. Sinful man has lit out (6)
sinful = GUILTY
man = GUY
LIT out = ILY smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/16/12 12:10 AM

9. cameleer grin

melee in car
Posted by: Jema

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/16/12 01:47 AM

6. Survey noise of birds from northern Europe (12)

from northern Europe = Scandinavian (direct)
scan (survey) +din (noise) +avian (of birds)

wave
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/16/12 05:12 AM

All perfect solves! smile